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Advances in Data Mining

Petra Perner

Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 2004

Preface

Advances in Data Mining

The Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM-Leipzig is the fourth meeting in a series of annual events which started in 2000, organized by the Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences (IBaI) in Leipzig. The mission of the conference is to bring together researchers and people from industry in order to discuss together new trends and applications in data mining. This year a broad spectrum of work of different applications had been presented ranging from Image Mining, Medicine and Biotechnology, Management and Environmental Control, and Telecommunications. Besides that an industrial exhibition showed the successful application of data mining methods by industry from different areas such as medical devices, mass data management systems, data mining tools etc.

During the discussion a lot of projects had been inspired leading to new and joint work. The fruitful discussions, the exchange of ideas and the spirit of the conference made it to a remarkable event for both sides industry and research. We would like to express our appreciation to the reviewers for their precise and highly professional work. We appreciate the help and understanding of the editorial staff at Springer Verlag, and in particular Alfred Hofmann, who supported the publication of these proceedings in the LNAI series. Last, but not least, we wish to thank all speakers, participants and industrial exhibitors who contributed to the success of the conference.

We are looking forward to welcome you to ICDM 2005 (www.data-mining-forum.de) and to the new work you will present there.

Petra Perner